Is your holiday wish to have a beautiful, natural smile? Maybe you have been thinking about having your teeth whitened, are considering porcelain veneers or are interested in dental implants. Today it is easier than ever to have the smile of your dreams. But, how do you find a Cosmetic Dentist that is right for you? Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, an expert Cosmetic Dentist in Beverly Hills, has been creating gorgeous, natural smiles for more than 22 years. Here are his tips to help you identify the right dentist for you. “A good Cosmetic Dentist often will invite potential patients to book a complimentary consultation,” according to Dr. Maddahi. During your consultation, the dentist should conduct a quick examination and review the your dental needs. This one-on-one appointment gives you a chance to meet the dentist and ask questions about the different dental procedures available at the office. Dr. Maddahi also recommends that when you visit a new dental office, you should consider the overall office environment. For example, during your appointment do you feel as if you are free to ask the dentist and his or her staff questions or do you feel as if you are rushed? Is the staff friendly and welcoming? Is the office clean? Are before and after photos on display in the office or are they available for review? If you are interested seeing how Dr. Maddahi can improve your smile, contact our office for a complimentary smile evaluation.
There are so many tempting treats around during the holiday season. So it is a good time to remember that there also are many mouth-healthy choices for you and your teeth. Foods like cheese, poultry, meat, nuts and milk are high in calcium and phosphorus, which help re-mineralize tooth enamel. Other good choices include crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples, pears and carrots.
Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, is constantly researching new dental techniques and equipment to give his patients the best dental care possible. He recently added the CEREC same-day tooth restoration system to his office to allow him to create and complete the dental crown procedure in a matter of hours instead of days, making it much more convenient for the patient, because no one wants to spend a lot of time in the dental chair!
When you step into Dr. Maddahi’s office, you are stepping into the future of dentistry. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills with more than 22 years of experience, is dedicated to using state-of-the-art dental equipment in order to insure that his patient have both thorough dental examinations and painless, gentle dental procedures. During routine dental checkups, Dr. Maddahi examines a patient’s teeth down to the microscopic level. Using a high-resolution 40x by 1600x Trinocular Compound Microscope, the doctor and his hygienists are able to observe the bacteria found in a patient’s mouth. This simple and quick procedure allows Dr. Maddahi’s team to identify the bacteria that can lead to gum disease and then design a dental hygiene plan to help eliminate it. If these bacteria were not treated, over time the patient could be at risk to lose their teeth. In the past, dentists used a metal dental probe or explorer to test for signs of decay on the surface of the tooth. Dr. Maddahi uses the DIAGNOdent laser system to identify even the smallest areas of decay that x-rays typically do detect. The DIAGNOdent probe is simply placed on the surface of the tooth in order to test for any sub-surface dental caries. If decay is detected, it can be removed quickly and painlessly with the revolutionary air drill. Unlike a traditional dental drill, an air drill uses a fine stream of aluminum oxide or baking soda powder particles to gently remove the areas of decay by air abrasion. Patients no longer have to hear the whine of a drill and there is no burning smell (as the teeth do not get hot) and no vibration. Another plus, no anesthetic is generally needed during this micro-dentistry treatment. So step into the future with Dr. Maddahi and see how painless dentistry can be. Contact ustoday for a smile evaluation.
For Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Koroush Maddahi, creating a beautiful smile starts with thorough dental exam. “When I work with my patients I look at many different aspects of their teeth, so an in-depth exam is essential. Whether I am performing full mouth reconstruction, a cosmetic dental procedure like whitening or just a routine check-up the goal is a healthy, natural-looking smile.” Dr. Maddahi uses a number of advanced dental tools to complete his procedures and exams including digital x-rays. Digital x-rays are fast. It only takes a mater of seconds for a digital x-ray to be taken then transferred to the computer screen. Once the digital image is on the screen is can be examined closely. Dr. Maddahi is able to magnify and adjust the image to thoroughly study any dental issues. Plus digital x-rays are safer, with 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Another examination tool that is used at the office is an IntraOral Camera. This small camera is about the size of a pen and is used to examine and magnify the patient’s teeth and gums. The images can be seen on a screen chair-side during the exam. For a quick video on IntraOral cameras, click here. Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, has been specializing in creating or restoring beautiful, natural smiles for more than 22 years. Contact us for more information on digital x-rays and dental exams.
During this time of year, we are surrounded by holiday treats. It is important to remember that foods that contain large amounts of sugar and can stick to your teeth, providing a fuel source for bacteria which can lead to cavities. Poor food choices include candy – such as lollipops, hard candies, and mints — cookies, cakes, pies, breads, muffins, potato chips, pretzels, bananas, raisins and other dried fruits. That is why good teeth brushing habits are so essential during the holidays and all year long. So remember, after indulging in that Thanksgiving pie this year, immediatel
Recent studies have shown that cavities and gum disease are not only dental issues; they also can contribute to other health problems like heart disease, respiratory illness and diabetes. According to Dr. Koroush Maddahi, a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist, “We all know the symptoms of cavities and bad teeth can be pain, toothaches and discomfort. Studies have shown that are links between poor dental health and other serious health issues. This makes good dental care even more of a priority.” Plaque is a colorless, layer of bacteria that continually forms on the teeth. Daily brushing and flossing are essential to removing plaque from the teeth. If not removed, plaque will build up, harden on the teeth and form tartar, which may cause gum infections and other dental problems. Gum disease causes the gums to become inflamed and can affect the jaw bone that supports the teeth. If gum disease is not treated, patients can lose teeth, but they can also have a higher risk for other health issues like heart disease and stroke. It has been found that bacteria in dental plaque can be transported from the mouth to the bloodstream where it is can possibly affect the heart by clogging the arteries and damaging heart valves. Lung conditions can also be aggravated by dental bacteria. In addition, patients with diabetes are more prone to gum disease, which can lead to other diabetic complications. The key to good oral health starts with a proper brushing and flossing regimen along with regular dental checkups to keep teeth free from both cavities and gum disease. Contact us for more information on good dental health.